What you need to obtain citizenship in Iran and features of staying in the country

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What you need to obtain citizenship in Iran and features of staying in the country

Iran is a great country of the East with thousands of years of history, the homeland of the great Omar Khayyam, and a country of beauty and inhibitions. Immigration to Iran is not the most popular solution among those who decide to move and live abroad. However, the most frequent causes of migration to Iran are business, marriage to an Iranian citizen, and religious path. 

The capital of Iran is Tehran, a beautiful and ancient city. In addition to its rich cultural heritage, Iran has its traditions and laws, which are quite strictly followed by the local population. A woman has no right to vote in Iran, and unmarried couples cannot be together in the street. The situation in Iran is quite unstable to live in. Anything can happen to you anywhere. Also, the situation is politically and socially tense, so Iranians don't make plans and try to save money. However, some people here strive for freedom and democracy by organizing underground parties and concerts. Most of them are brave and progressive young people.  And the economy, and in principle, the country is developing. 

What is needed to get citizenship in Iran?

Due to the unstable situation and quite specific laws, migration to Iran is not very attractive for foreigners to stay. There are many harsh rules, their peculiarities, and nuances, as well as, a sense of insecurity for those who do not adhere to strict social and religious rules, which also affects the atmosphere in the country. 

Nevertheless, if you are going to immigrate to Iran, you need to apply for a visa, get a residence permit, and then citizenship.  Before doing so, it is important to consider in advance all the nuances of these procedures. To successfully obtain a visa or apply for permanent residency, you can contact us for legal advice. The most effective ways to get a passport will be married to a citizen of Iran, do business and invest, or religious way. 

Also, before planning a trip abroad, or moving to another country, we offer to buy a checklist. You can get a residence permit for up to 3, 5, or 10 years with the right to renew and apply for citizenship after 5 years of stay in the country. 

A residence permit can be obtained by work visa, by studying in a higher educational institution, and by opening a business. Investing in the Iranian financial markets and exchanges, the minimum can be made of 250,000 dollars. Or it is possible to open a deposit with the right to revoke it by renouncing the residence permit. However, with the right to apply for citizenship, it is not a guarantee to becoming a citizen of Iran. All these points are decided by the authorities. The most realistic way to get citizenship is to marry an Iranian, but here there is also a huge number of nuances. Also, the option of obtaining a passport from Iran on religious beliefs. 

Features and types of stay in the country 

The first thing you need to take care of is dealing with the visa. The most common types of Iranian visas are:

"A" - Business visa for foreign nationals who have a letter of invitation from ministries, government organizations, and private and public sectors for negotiations, signing contracts, installing acquired equipment, etc.

"B" - Tourist visa 

"C" - Pilgrim visa for foreign Muslims who intend to make a pilgrimage to the holy places of Iran.

"E" - Student visa for foreign students or religious scholars.

"F" - Work visa for foreign nationals who intend to work in Iran (temporarily).

  Once you have figured out which category you belong to, you need to prepare documents:

copy of your passport;

CV or curriculum vitae - you may be required to provide information about your current and previous education and work history;

4 photos;

other information - some applicants may be asked for additional information when completing the online visa application, such as an invitation, depending on the type of visa they intend to apply for;

completed questionnaire;

Pros and cons of living in Iran

Consider the advantages of living in Iran:

friendly locals, sparkling;

freedom-loving and courageous young people with an underground life;

unique and rich culture;

delicious and incredible cuisine;

high level of the economy;

advanced medicine;

ski resorts;

a high level of morality and values of the people;

Consider the downsides:

harsh laws;

social prohibitions; 

a fairly high crime rate;

some complicated nuances in marriage ceremonies;

restrictions on the freedom and rights of women.